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UC Merced Living Library

April 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

What is a Living Library? Come join us to find out more about the one at UC Merced.

UC Merced community members are invited to participate in the Living Library event from noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in KL355. The Living Library is a free, interactive event, open to all students, staff and faculty.

A Living Library is a library of people available to be “checked out” for 20-minute conversations. At the UC Merced Living Library, attendees are connected with UC Merced graduate students, staff and faculty who have volunteered to share their unique personal stories. The Living Library is an opportunity to have authentic conversations, form deeper understandings of one another and build connections across the UC Merced campus.

Founded in 2001 in Denmark, the Living Library or Human Library project seeks to promote human rights and create greater understanding between people by providing a space to work through stereotypes and discrimination in order to forge new connections. Since 2001, more than 2,000 Living Library events have been hosted across 84 countries.

If you are a UC Merced graduate student, staff or faculty member and would like to volunteer to share your story at the Living Library, please complete this brief application by April 9:

The Living Library is sponsored by the UC Merced Library, Office of Student Life, and the Living Library Working Group. This event is funded by the UC Merced Office of Campus Climate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grant. For more information, please contact Research Services Librarian Elizabeth Salmon at


Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library, 355

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